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Tuesday, June 7, 2005 Volume XIII, Number 250
Did Ya Know?... Carthage
First Church of the Nazarene has announced plans
for a vacation bible school June 6-10 to be held
from 6:00 to 8:15 each evening. The VBS is open
to all children in the community from
pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. For more
info or to arrange for a ride, contact the church
office at 358-4265.
Did Ya Know?... The
Salvation Army of Carthage began a Microsoft
Works Beginners Computer Class on Monday,
June 6. Classes are free and will meet twice
weekly on Monday and Thursday for a period of
four (4) weeks. Openings are still available in
the afternoon class 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. located 125
E. Fairview. Call 358-2262.
Did Ya Know?. . .You can
now adopt some of the Carthage Humane
Societys cutest kittens at the Carthage
Animal Hospital, 2213 Fairlawn Dr., during
regular office hours. For more info call
An Old Farmers Advice:
The biggest troublemaker youll probably
ever have to deal with, watches you from the
mirror every mornin.
The judge pointed with his cane
at the prisoner before him.
"Theres a great rogue at the end of
The prisoner smirked, "At which end,
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Very Lively Runaway.
Driving Horse Made Two Dashes Across Court Square.
Wm. Perrys fine black driving
horse which the family has driven so much lately, ran
away this morning and smashed up the buggy. The horse
started from in front of the store just as Mr. Perry was
about to get in to go home to dinner. Frank Pery was
standing beside the buggy with the lines in his hand, but
was unable to hold on after the horse started. Something
frightened the horse and started it and in a few jumps it
was going at a break-neck speed. It went east on the
north side of the square and on east to Fulton; then
south on Fulton and back over Fourth street to the
square. During this trip the buggy lost a wheel and the
top and seat - there was not much of the buggy left. The
horse tore along the south and west sides of the square
and started north on Main. When at the Second street
crossing someone hit the horse in the face with a board
and it jumped to one side and fell flat on the pavement
in front of the McCormick Grocery Co;.s stone. He
got up however, before anyone could grab him, and started
down the side walk until in front of L.E. Archias
seed store he was caught and held.
In his dash down the sidewalk he
scattered displayed goods in every direction.
Strawberries, cherries, furniture, barrels, garden
plants, boxes and boards etc., were all in a confused
mass in his wake. The horse was unhitched when caught and
seemed not in the least hurt. This horse ran away not
long ago, starting the same way from the city library,
but did not go far before caught.
Carthage Police Chief Dennis
Veach was contacted by the Mornin Mail on
Monday afternoon for an update on the
investigation of the Steverson double homicide
case that began June 4. Veach said that one
"person of interest" in the case had
been arrested on narcotics charges after being
questioned on Sunday afternoon. Micah Holman is
now incarcerated at the Jasper County Jail with a
$20,000 or higher bond.
The Carthage Police and Fire
Departments responded to a residential fire at
1215 W. Budlong Saturday, June 4 at 6:03 a.m. The
bodies of Marvin Steverson and Peggy Steverson
were discovered in the house. According to Veach
the fire was suspicious in nature prompting
inspections. The deaths were determined to be
homicides by the Jasper County Coroner.
Veach advises that the Police
Department is still searching for a white 1992
Oldsmobile Cutlass 4 door with the license
815-YAL which may have been taken from the scene.
The car has a red interior. Persons with
information concerning the car are advised to
call the Police Department at 237-7200 and are
advised not to approach the car.
I never knew xactly how long a
"nick" was, but I gotta figure
its pretty short. The cavalry always
arrived just in the nick of time.
Course I never had any idea what a
"nack" was at all. I just know my
grandmother kept all her nacks on a shelf with
her nicks. There wasnt a nack shelf and a
nick shelf, always a nick nack shelf.
Some folks insist on even
makin more of such things by spelling it
knickknack. Gives it some sense of
respectability. Actually all this comes from the
word knack. Knickknack is apparently
someones idea of the plural of knack. A
collection of knacks is a knackery.
A room used to store a
collection of knickknacks is called a
knickknackatory. I dont recall ever
hearin that term, but I think my aunt may
have qualified as an unwitting keeper of a
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune- Brooks Hospital
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue,
Nerve Is Bodys Longest
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I have terrible pain in my left back and left
leg. My doctor tells me I have sciatica. She
advised me to take it easy and not do anything
that causes pain. She didnt give me
anything for pain. Is there any pain medicine for
ANSWER: The two
sciatic nerves, the bodys longest and
largest nerves, begin in the lower back, where
nerve roots coming from the spinal cord
intertwine to form them. They run from the lower
back all the way to each foot. Sciatica is
irritation of one of those nerves, and the
irritation usually comes from something that is
pressing on it. That something can be a
protruding back disk, a narrow spinal canal,
infection or even a tumor.
Pain relief is a
legitimate request, and it can usually be
obtained. Start out with medicines such as
Tylenol or ibuprofen. Some people find that heat
to the back helps. Others do better with cold. At
times, alternating heat and cold works best.
Dont keep the heat or cold on the back for
much longer than 15 minutes at any one time.
advice for back pain: Sit in chairs that have a
firm back, and sit as far back on the chair as
possible, so that your thighs support your body
weight. Dont cross your legs when sitting.
When riding in a car, wedge a rolled-up towel
between your lower back and the car seat. Sleep
on your side with your knees bent and a pillow
If none of this is
bringing you relief, you need stronger pain
medicines, ones that require a prescription.
If none of this is
bringing you relief, you need stronger pain
medicines, ones that require a prescription. You
should also be in a back rehab program. Physical
therapists and occupational therapists can tailor
one for your specific needs.
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